Welcome to the 14th season of Frankly Music! We’re excited to again invite you to enjoy our mission of providing outstanding chamber music in our unique format, combining exceptional performances with educational and social elements.

We continue our series at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with some new faces along with FM faves Nicholas Cords, Julian Schwarz, and the return of the spectacular pianist Adam Golka. These two concerts offer great variety, exploring everything from the world of César Franck to the classical and cinematic masters Bernard Hermann and Erich Korngold.

Our series at Wisconsin Lutheran College takes an adventurous turn with an evening of “minimalism”, from Philip Glass to Tchaikovsky. We welcome back FM favorite William Wolfram as well as the phenomenal cellist Wendy Sutter, performing the Songs and Poems originally written for her. Also on the program is the mesmerizing violin and piano piece by Somei Satoh and the ever-popular Tchaikovsky Piano Trio.

Our final concert features a string extravaganza, with the rarely-heard Grande Sestetto of Mozart, along with the much-loved Brahms Sextet No. 1. Along with some of my stellar colleagues from the Milwaukee Symphony, we welcome back violist Toby Appel, and cellist Nicholas Canellakis makes his FM debut.

We will also continue our very successful Frankly Music Friend program, a membership model the both supports the series and offers the flexibility of special discounts for any concert and merchandise at any venue, even if we add a special event. Plus exclusive post-concert audio streaming, in case you’d like to hear something again. Become a Frankly Music Friend today!.

Join us for these unique events- hear an amazing performance in intimate settings, stay for a small reception afterwards with your friends and the musicians (always included in your ticket price), and see for yourself why this series continues its international reputation for excellence and innovation.

I look forward to seeing you all at of our events this season!

Frank Almond

“Enormous, overwhelming, jaw-dropping.”

Tom Strini, Third Coast Digest

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  • Linda Tojek, President
  • Barbara Wanless, Vice President
  • Mary Wann, Secretary
  • Calvin C. Kozlowski, Treasurer
  • Dr. Russell Brooker
  • Linda Edelstein
  • Mark Franke
  • Marta Haas
  • Margarete Harvey
  • Kim Jankowiak
  • Wendy Burke


  • Frank Almond, Artistic Director


  • Edward Arron
  • Elena Abend
  • Darrett Adkins
  • Isabella Lippi
  • Andrew Armstrong
  • Toby Appel
  • Matthew Annin
  • William Barnewitz
  • Brooklyn Rider
  • Orion Weiss
  • Julian Schwarz
  • Miro Quartet
  • Nicholas Cords
  • Michael Klotz
  • Tanya Ell
  • Brian Zeger
  • Adam Golka
  • David Kim
  • Anthony Ross
  • Ilana Setapen
  • Stas Venglevski
  • Aeolus Quartet
  • Margot Schwartz
  • Kelly Markgraf
  • Mario Gotoh
  • Andreas Haefliger
  • Cynthia Phelps
  • Gary Hammond
  • Christopher Taylor
  • David Harding
  • Lynn Harrell
  • Colin Jacobsen
  • Robert deMaine
  • Zachary Cohen

  • Joseph Johnson
  • Alexander Kerr
  • Jeanyi Kim
  • Todd Levy
  • Susan Babini
  • Caroline Coade
  • Rosa Borisova
  • Nell Buchman
  • Mark Niehaus
  • Peter Thomas
  • Pedja Muzijevic
  • James vanValkenberg
  • Adam Neiman
  • Ellen de Pasquale
  • Max Mandel
  • Andrew Raciti
  • Stephen Prutsman
  • Bion Tsang
  • Ted Soluri
  • Gloria Cheng
  • William Wolfram
  • Matthew Young
  • Wei-ting Kuo
  • Anthony Devroye
  • Stephen Balderston
  • And more to come….